Fertility apps aim to help women understand their bodies. But while some find tracking their data a positive experience, others may feel burdened or trapped.
Forecasts of designer babies followed the announcement of the gene-edited twins, just as they have for any reproductive technology since 1978. This signals the public must learn more about genetics.
There are many things to consider when choosing when to have a child.
Adenomyosis is a different condition to endometriosis, though many women who have one will have the other.
A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
Tanzania was an early, ardent believer in family planning. Now it joins a growing number of developing nations that see potential advantage in having a huge and growing workforce.
There are signs China could drop its two-child policy in an attempt to boost population growth.
Why some women choose to freeze their eggs.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
The debate about the pros and cons of genetically screening embryos is deeply entrenched. Perhaps we should let couples decide.
Conversations about reproduction should be a routine part of medical care for transgender people – but assumptions and non-inclusive language can act as barriers to informed consent.
Cliched comments like "it wasn’t meant to be" or "don't worry, you'll get pregnant" are hurtful and dismissive. Instead, acknowledge their loss, listen and let them grieve.
The number of UK babies being born to surrogate mothers has risen by 255% in the past six years.
The number of births in the US is down 2 percent. That pops the country's 'fertility bubble' – and brings numbers closer in line with peer countries.
Excess weight affects fertility in men and women - the good news is weight loss can reverse the negative effects.
There is no biological evidence for “giving your body a break” and in fact, it could do your health more harm than good.
Before the pill, contraceptive options were extremely limited and generally required the cooperation of the male partner. Almost 60 years later, the pill remains the mainstay of contraception.
Folic acid in pregnancy – and the gene which explains why the benefits may differ.
It's 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby. But our long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.
Contrary to popular perception, women don't freeze their eggs for career reasons.